La Joya schools are about to get a $316,000 boost for their welding program
La Joya ISD is about to boost its career training efforts thanks to a $316,000 grant that will go toward its welding program. The Texas Workforce Commission announced Thursday that it awarded the school district $316,407 to support career training and will be presenting the check to La Joya ISD officials at Juarez-Lincoln High School on Tuesday. The funds will support the school district’s welding program, helping the school purchase and install welding equipment. The new supplies will be used to train a cohort of 130 students along with future students in the welding program. Through the program, the students are prepared for an industry-recognized credential or certification, according to a TWC news release.myrgv.com
Russia Goes After British MP’s Son for Killing of Chechen Commander in Ukraine
via YouTube/The Telegraph Russia’s National Guard has confirmed that a Chechen commander was killed in a bloody firefight with foreign volunteers in Ukraine—and they singled out the son of a British lawmaker as one of those responsible.Ben Grant, a 30-year-old former Royal Marine and the son of Helen Grant, a Conservative MP and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special envoy on girls’ education, joined British and U.S. servicemen fighting Russian forces in Ukraine back in March, telling British menews.yahoo.com
Oklahoma death row inmate convulsed, vomited during lethal injection, witness says, as state resumes executions
John Marion Grant's death came hours after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution and formally ends a six-year hiatus in Oklahoma following concerns over a string of botched lethal injections.washingtonpost.com
Oklahoma resumes executions, kills inmate for 1998 slaying
Oklahoma executed a man Thursday for the 1998 stabbing death of a prison cafeteria worker, the state’s first lethal injection following a six-year moratorium. John Marion Grant, 60, who was strapped to a gurney inside the execution chamber, began convulsing and vomiting after the first drug, the sedative midazolam, was administered. Several minutes later, two members of the execution team wiped the vomit from his face and neck.news.yahoo.com
Miramar teen was ambushed in an apartment stairwell, stabbed and beaten to death, police say
On the day of the murder, three teens gathered at a playground. They wore black. Two of them, a boy and girl, had latex gloves, do-rags and COVID masks to hide their identities. The third teen was the seducer, her job to lure an 18-year-old into a stairwell and ultimately to his death by the promise of sex. Christie Rubee Parisien, 17, and Jaslyn Smith, 16, both of Miramar, and Andre Dexter ...news.yahoo.com
AP source: Grant accepts Olympic bid, pushes US roster to 12
USA Basketball now has a full 12-man roster for the Tokyo Games, after Chicago’s Zach LaVine and Detroit’s Jerami Grant accepted invitations Wednesday to join the team that will try to win the program’s fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Court declares Texas man innocent after DNA cleared him
A Houston man who had been convicted in a 2010 fatal stabbing but was later eliminated as the killer by DNA evidence was declared innocent on Wednesday by Texas’ highest criminal court. The ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals came after a new analysis of DNA found on the victim’s fingernails pointed to Lydell Grant’s innocence. Grant was convicted in the death of 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn, who was stabbed outside a Houston bar.news.yahoo.com
Airplane’s wheel plunges from sky, landing in Jefferson Park family’s yard. ‘Thank God it was a small plane, but it’s really surreal.’
At approximately 6:19 p.m., O’Hare airfield operations was notified that a plane landing on Runway 28Center was sending off a considerable amount of sparks from the landing gear on the left side of the aircraft, according to an emailed statement from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).chicagotribune.com
San Antonio organizations partner together, create programs to end youth homelessness
SAN ANTONIO – Several organizations across Bexar County are teaming up in hopes of ending youth homelessness. “Although youth homelessness may not be as visible, it’s still a huge issue in our community,” said Katie Vela, executive director of the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless, also known as SARAH. “The funding is to create a local system that prevents and ends homelessness,” Vela said. SARAH has teamed up with five local community partners to launch the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program with the grant money it received. “Many of the programs are permanent housing programs, where there’s a case manager assigned to help youth and young adults stabilize in their housing, connects them to employment and education opportunities,” Vela said.
Small business grant will help more than 50 businesses in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Small business are struggling as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the state and the nation. But a new grant could help more than 50 businesses in Bexar County stay afloat. The Maestro Entrepreneur Center is currently accepting applications for the “Building Resilient Small Businesses Grant, which can provide businesses in Bexar County up to $15,000. The Bexar County Strong Initiative is funding the nearly $1 million grant. RELATED: Bexar County approves $4 million bar and restaurant grant program
Witte Museum unearths $250,000 grant to help collect, maintain fossils
Witte Museum unearths $250,000 grant to help collect, maintain fossilsPublished: August 31, 2020, 12:49 pmThere are excavations going on throughout the year, and now, thanks to a new grant, the Witte Museum will be able to find so much more.
Witte Museum receives $250,000 grant for conservation, preservation of fossils
Witte Museum receives $250,000 grant for conservation, preservation of fossilsPublished: August 31, 2020, 12:25 pmThere are excavations going on throughout the year, and now, thanks to a new grant, the Witte Museum will be able to find so much more.
Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, BattleBots dies at 49
Mythbusters alumnus Grant Imahara has passed away suddenly, according to Discovery. The television network confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying the BattleBots champion and current BattleBots judge was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man.We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant, Discovery said in a statement. Ive been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Ive been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON.
Amy Grant Shares Photos After Open Heart Surgery
Amy Grant has shared gripping photos taken after she underwent open heart surgery, noting something supernatural pulled her through the experience. Amy.Grant revealed she had a heart condition in February, and that she had been asymptomatic despite having the condition since birth. She added that she would be spending the summer swapping concerts and camping trips for taking care of her heart. Since February is heart health awareness month, I want to send a shout out to my doctor, John Bright Cage. RELATED CONTENT:Amy Grant Undergoes Heart Surgery to Correct Rare ConditionEXCLUSIVE: Amy Grant Talks Comeback AlbumMick Jagger Gives Update on His Health in First Interview Post-Heart Surgery
Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth. Doctors discovered Grant had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) during a routine checkup. Grant, who is married to country singer Vince Gill, is six-time Grammy winner with well known crossover pop hits like Baby, Baby, Every Heartbeat and That's What Love is For."